New man – Alberto Paloschi

New man – Alberto Paloschi
Feb 23, 2016

Swansea

In the last transfer window, Swansea completed the signing of Italian striker, Alberto Paloschi from Chievo Verona for an estimated fee of £8m.

“I’m very happy to be here,” said Paloschi. “I worked with Francesco for two seasons at Parma and we got promoted.

“When I received a call from my agent to tell me that Swansea City were interested it was great but even more so because of the manager. It makes a big difference.

“I know the situation of the club and, being a striker, I know the expectation is to score goals and I’ve come here to do that.”

Swansea looked like they got what they have been wanting all season, a striker who can score goals. So far it hasn’t looked like that for the Swans. His debut came against West Brom where he came on as a substitute for the injured Ki Sung-Yeung. He looked very impressive, very quick and agile on the ball and always willing to make runs. The Italian’s first touch nearly bagged him his first Premier league goal but it was well saved by Foster. He came close once again but hitting the woodwork after getting onto the end of a good cross. Next came his full debut and his home debut at the Liberty Stadium. Crystal Palace played very well defensively so Paloschi found it hard to make space for himself and to make runs. The midfield wasn’t giving him the correct service. The ball would always be switched out to the wingers who would then cross it in exactly like they did with Gomis. We need to change our style of play if we want him to score goals.

With his agility and speed, I think he will continue making good runs and will score goals if he gets the right service from the team. He is good friends with the manager, Guidolin, so he will help Paloschi if he is ever feeling uncomfortable. I hope Alberto performs for the rest of the season and can prove his worth to the team and mosti importantly, the fans.

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